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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Preconception Health & Family Planning

Effectiveness of current Contraceptive Method
(Calculated variable.)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Highly Effective Moderately Effective Least Effective No Contraceptive Method Used
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 710 235 32.6 28.5-37.0 161 22.1 18.7-25.9 120 17.2 14.1-20.7 194 28.1 24.4-32.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 386 143 37.5 31.6-43.8 95 23.1 18.5-28.4 53 13.7 10.1-18.4 95 25.7 20.8-31.3
Non-Hispanic Black 183 47 25.2 18.6-33.1 38 22.2 15.9-30.0 45 24.4 17.8-32.4 53 28.3 21.3-36.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 101 36 28.5 19.9-38.8 14 16.7 9.4-27.9 18 18.5 11.3-28.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 375 73 22.5 17.3-28.7 111 25.7 21.0-31.0 83 22.7 18.0-28.1 108 29.2 24.1-34.9
35-44 326 160 47.3 41.0-53.7 48 17.2 12.7-22.9 36 8.9 6.2-12.7 82 26.6 21.2-32.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 156 54 30.8 23.1-39.7 25 16.5 10.7-24.6 25 18.5 12.0-27.5 52 34.2 26.0-43.4
Some Post-H.S. 243 78 31.6 25.2-38.8 68 26.9 21.1-33.7 42 17.6 12.8-23.6 55 23.9 18.1-30.8
College Graduate 245 76 30.7 24.4-37.7 61 25.4 19.4-32.6 46 17.6 12.9-23.7 62 26.2 20.3-33.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 70 *** *** *** 12 11.8 6.2-21.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 145 50 37.1 27.6-47.8 24 15.5 10.0-23.2 28 17.1 11.3-25.1 43 30.3 22.0-40.1
$25,000- 34,999 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 90 *** *** *** 20 21.5 13.4-32.6 15 13.9 7.7-23.9 27 27.2 18.2-38.7
$50,000-74,999 102 *** *** *** 25 21.5 13.5-32.4 20 20.5 12.8-31.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 157 63 37.0 29.0-45.9 34 24.3 17.3-32.9 21 12.8 7.9-20.0 39 25.9 18.7-34.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 87 *** *** *** 14 13.8 7.5-24.1 13 15.6 8.2-27.6 *** *** ***
No 621 201 31.6 27.3-36.2 147 23.4 19.7-27.5 107 17.5 14.2-21.3 166 27.6 23.7-31.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 134 59 43.2 33.4-53.5 21 14.6 9.1-22.7 19 12.9 7.9-20.2 35 29.3 20.7-39.7
No 574 176 30.3 25.9-35.2 140 23.9 20.1-28.3 100 18.1 14.6-22.2 158 27.6 23.5-32.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 700 229 32.4 28.3-36.8 160 22.2 18.8-26.0 118 17.2 14.1-20.8 193 28.3 24.5-32.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 211 66 30.8 24.4-38.0 49 22.3 16.7-29.1 39 17.2 12.2-23.7 57 29.7 23.2-37.2
Regional City or Suburban County 172 45 29.7 21.4-39.7 43 22.5 16.3-30.2 34 21.3 14.9-29.4 50 26.5 19.7-34.7
Rural 327 124 35.9 29.6-42.7 69 21.7 16.6-27.9 47 14.5 10.4-19.9 87 27.8 22.3-34.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 493 174 34.2 29.4-39.3 110 22.3 18.3-26.9 78 15.8 12.4-20.0 131 27.7 23.3-32.5
Unemployed 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 140 33 22.7 15.2-32.5 39 25.8 18.3-35.0 33 26.0 18.3-35.5 35 25.5 17.9-35.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 113 *** *** *** 18 13.1 7.8-21.1 19 15.3 9.1-24.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 104 *** *** *** 20 21.1 13.3-31.9 15 13.6 7.7-22.9 25 17.4 11.0-26.4
151% to 200% 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 314 108 32.5 26.9-38.7 73 23.6 18.5-29.5 50 15.6 11.5-20.8 83 28.3 22.8-34.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 141 52 32.3 23.1-43.1 32 22.2 14.5-32.6 20 18.3 10.6-29.8 37 27.2 18.7-37.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 253 83 34.8 27.9-42.4 53 20.1 15.0-26.4 43 16.0 11.4-21.9 74 29.2 23.1-36.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 316 100 31.2 25.5-37.5 76 23.5 18.7-29.2 57 17.7 13.4-22.9 83 27.6 22.3-33.7

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*Data in this table were derived from Preconception Health questions 2, 3 and 4, asked of female respondents aged 18-44. Please see the 2016 BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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